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June 10, 2017

18410 Woods Hill Ln. Ramona, CA 92065

18410 Woods Hill Lane Ramona, CA 92065

 

 This property has it ALL! Main house 4031 sq ft, 4 bed, 3 bath, spacious & open Master suite is 800 sf. - great for multi generational living. Chef's kitchen, Dacor range, knotty alder cabinets, high end granite, gigantic pantry. 2nd home 1258 sq.ft, 1 bed/1 bath w/ extra 21x15 room could be 2nd bedroom, 2 car attached garage. 4.27 acres is fully fenced/cross fenced, 2000 sq ft barn w/ roll up doors, 1000 sf. detached RV garage. Paid for solar. See VT for all photos, see supplement for more details. This gorgeous property has to be seen to take in all the special features. Main home is open & inviting, high end features and quality, yet feels like you can kick your feet up and come in with your boots after mucking the stalls. As you enter the front door you look straight into the formal living room (or could be your formal dining room) with doors out to the back patio, to your right the great room, kitchen, dining area with access to the front patio and the family room sitting area around the large stone fireplace. Kitchen features knotty alder cabinets, Dacor 6 burner propane range w/ griddle & w/ gas double convection ovens, beautiful granite counters and center island, opens to dining room and family room sitting area around the stone fireplace. Just to the other side of the kitchen is your 16 x 9 pantry with skylight and a granite top desk, the laundry room is just along side with more storage and granite counter, a full bathroom with access to the backyard, and next to that your family room with built-ins and a free standing wood burning stove with access out to the attached extra large single car garage and sliding doors out to the backyard, this looks down onto the detached 1000 sf. RV garage which has room for RV and 2 cars of 4 cars. Head down the hall to the left of the front door and you have the smallest of the bedrooms on your left, turn right down the hallway and you have beautiful hall cabinets and granite top counter built in storage, then you walk into the master wing of the home; the suite includes a large sitting area, built in art shelving, giant walk in closet and a gorgeous bathroom with slate look tile, custom vanity cabinetry, granite counter top, dual copper sinks, Kohler jetted tub, large custom tiled shower with seat, you can access the side yard from a walk door by the walk in closet or access the backyard through sliding doors. Back down the hall you have a large bathroom on your right, granite top vanity, and large custom shower, straight ahead is 22x16 bedroom and on your left is the largest of the other bedrooms 27x14 with access out to the front by sliding doors. This home has all custom designer paint colors, large baseboards, 9 ft. or more ceilings throughout, strategically placed skylights, recessed can lighting, Milgard windows, custom ceiling fans and fixtures. Tile floors throughout with carpet in bedrooms and the large family room. This home is on solar (7.2KW) along with the garage and barn (panels are on barn roof) Permitted 2nd house (Address is 18412) blt. in 1999 can be accessed off of Spring Wagon to feel like 'its own" property- there is an electric gate to enter from this side, 1258 sq. ft with attached 2 car garage. This home is on its own electric meter. Vaulted ceilings, lots of windows, open kitchen with solid surface counters, large bedroom with walk in closet and bathroom has separate jetted tub and large shower, & dual sink vanity, bedroom has sliding doors out to back patio. Patio room was enclosed and could be used as a second bedroom. The barn was built in 1999, on slab and has a half bath, workshop area, horse stalls that could be unbolted and removed if desired. Roll up industrial doors on both sides (drive through) along with walk doors. On the uphill side of the barn is a gravel drive that can be access to second home from double gates at front of property just past the main house. The property is fenced and cross fenced for horses or other animals. Ride out from the home to the trails on Simon Open Space Preserve- 300+ acres of area to roam. Come see and fall in love ! $1,350,000

Posted in Real Estate Videos
Aug. 10, 2016

Ramona: Small Town America and Why You WANT to Live Here!

Living in a small town may not be for everyone.  For folks who have grown up living in the city or on the coast, moving to a small town can cause a little culture shock.  However, once you’ve settled in and really begin to explore and grow with your community you will find that small town living may just be the best living!!  Let’s explore a little more about this small town you may be considering moving to.

Ramona is an unincorporated town on the outskirts of San Diego County.  Although Ramona has grown significantly over the last few years it continues to keep true to its small town roots, with many community events that promote Ramona’s history and traditions.  From The American Graffiti Cruise Nights every Thursday in the Spring and Summer to the Ramona Jr Fair which brings out the local 4H’rs and FFH kids and the livestock that they raise for the fair.  Ramona is also famous for their Rodeo which brings cowboys from all over the country to ride their horses and wrestle cattle.  It is truly the epitome of a small country town.

 

If you are looking for a place that will welcome you and your family with open arms you have found the right place.  Speaking of families, Ramona is the PERFECT place to raise a family. 

Schools

The community has 6 elementary schools, two middle schools, and three high schools.  Two of the elementary schools are in the San Diego Country Estates area of town, while the other 4 elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools are in town.     

Sports

There are many sports available to the youth (non-high school) of Ramona year-round.   

Ramona Pop Warner Football – Fall Sport

http://www.ramonapopwarner.com/

Ramona Pony Baseball – Fall/Spring Sport

www.ramonabaseball.com

Ramona Youth Soccer – Fall/Spring Sport

www.ramonasoccer.com

Ramona Girls Softball – Fall/Spring Sport

http://www.eteamz.com/ramonagirlssoftball1/

Arena Youth Soccer – Fall/Spring Sport

http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=bgcramona

Ramona Recreational Basketball – Winter Sport

http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=ramonahoops

Ramona Martial Arts

www.ramonatangsoodo.com

Ramona Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/MMA

www.ramonajiujitsu.com

Other Organizations for Kids

·        4-H

·        Boy Scouts

·        Girls Scouts

·        Boys & Girls Club

·        Campfire USA

·        Arts Unlimited

·        AWANA

 

Churches

Ramona has 25 churches around town for its residents.  You can find the complete list of them here.

http://www.ramonachamber.com/churches

Ramona also features some great things for Adults to do as well.  With two CrossFit gyms, and 5 other gyms that cater to your personal needs, you won’t have to travel far to get fit in Ramona!  Hiking trails are also in abundance in Ramona.  From the Grassland Preserve to Mt. Gower Open Space Preserve to the Famous Potato Chip Rock, you will find a hiking trail that you LOVE I guarantee it!

Mt. Woodson/Potato Chip Rock

Ramona Grasslands Preserve

Cedar Creek Falls

Mt. Gower Open Space Preserve

Iron Mountain – Just outside of Ramona

Wineries

Over the past few years Ramona has seen the emergence of many small wineries and tasting rooms.  Although Ramona has a history of vineyards and families in the wine business, it has really been over the past few years that Ramona has seen this industry take a larger and more prominent place in town.  With over 26 independent vineyards we are seeing a steady growth in this specialty business.  With many of the wineries/tasting rooms in beautiful picturesque locations all around Ramona, the draw to visit these businesses has greatly increased.  On top of this their wines are simply wonderful!

In addition to the wonderful Wineries Ramona also has several farm stands that offer a wide range of fruits, veggies, homemade and home grown items for the community.  Each one is a little different but all of them are awesome!

One of the other great things about Ramona is that it really is pretty close to everything.  It is about a 40-minute drive to the beaches, 45-minute drive to Down Town San Diego or the airport, and an hour and a half to Disneyland.  So you really get the best of both worlds living here.  You get the quiet small town out of the city, and yet you are still close enough to commute to work and anywhere you want to go in a short amount of time. 

I can tell you that making the move to Ramona may be the best decision you ever make!

So have we convinced you that Ramona is the PERFECT place to live yet?  Well, if you still need some convincing give us a call and we would be happy to show you how great our small town really is, and how much more home you can get for your money in Ramona!  Give us a call today!

 

Aug. 8, 2016

1711 Rancho Suenos Rd. | Ramona 92065

 

 
Beautiful West End Home on 5.97 Acres
17111 Rancho Suenos Rd Ramona, CA
 
Photo1 Photo2 Beautiful west end home on 5.97 acres with VIEWS & sparkling custom pool & spa. Single level, open floor plan, vaulted & tray ceilings, decorative art niches throughout, large bedrooms. Separate living & family room, formal dining area, Master suite w/ access to pool, large master bath, soaking tub, walk in shower. Spacious kitchen, stainless appliances, gas stove, double oven. 3 car garage. Certified Pre-Owned Home, Termite & Home Inspection done. Seasonal creek, room for horses. 
 
  CASH TO CLOSE  HOUSING EXPENSE  INCOME TO QUALIFY
  Financing CONV CONV VA  
  Notes Fixed Rate 7/1 ARM Fixed Rate  
  Sales Price $795,000 $795,000 $795,000  
  % Down 20.00% 20.00% 6.74%  
  First Loan $636,000 $636,000 $752,538  
    Term 30 Years 30 Years 30 Years  
    Rate 3.625% 3.250% 3.375%  
    APR 3.709% 4.097% 3.530%  
  Down Payment $159,000 $159,000 $53,583  
  Closing Costs $7,609 $5,224 $5,528  
  PrePaids/Impounds $9,149 $9,051 $9,245  
  Lender Credit -$0 -$795 -$2,822  
  Total $ Required $175,758 $172,480 $65,534  
  First Loan P & I $2,900 $2,768 $3,327  
  Taxes, Ins & MI $1,059 $1,059 $1,059  
  Total Payment $3,959 $3,827 $4,386  
  Income Guide $9,210 $8,900 $10,200  
7/1 Adjustable Rate Mortgage
Years Rate Payment
1-7 3.250% $2,768
8-30 8.250% $4,778
1 Year LIBOR plus 2.250% margin. 5% 1st adjustment, 2% periodic & 5% lifetime CAP's.

Fully indexed rate is 3.697% with a payment of $2,926. Payments above exclude taxes and insurance, if applicable. Actual payments will be greater. APR may increase after consummation.
 
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Deb Espinoza

Realtor, Broker

01368091 (CalBRE)

Direct

619-913-7783

Office

(619) 378-0454

Fax

760-896-6905

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Deb@StagePresenceHomes.com

http://www.stagepresencehomes.com

 

Stage Presence Homes

2260 Main Street

Ramona CA 92065

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Sheri Arnold

Sr. Loan Officer

NMLS# 311417

Mobile

760-889-8791

Fax

855-551-2873

Office

858-451-0620 x 6114

 

sarnold@skylinehomeloans.com

http://SheriArnold.skylinehomeloans.com

 

Skyline Home Loans

16456 Bernardo Center Dr. Suite 100

San Diego CA 92128

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This is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon by you. Stage Presence Homes is not a mortgage lender. Contact Skyline Home Loans directly to learn more about its mortgage products and your eligibility for such products. Copyright © 2016 Skyline Financial Corp. dba Rancho Financial Mortgage Center Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System & Registry (NMLS) Company ID # 12072, California - Licensed by the Department of Business Oversight under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act File No: 413-0296. This financing is designed to assist you in selecting the loan program that most closely suits your budget. Financing is shown for comparison only. This is not an offer of credit or commitment to lend. Loans are subject to buyer/property qualification. Rates/fees are subject to change without notice. Cash reserves may be required for some conventional loans.

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Aug. 8, 2016

August News!

 

It's Summertime and It's HOT, HOT, HOT!

 

Hometown Fun!!!

Ramona American Graffiti Cruise Night
Every Thursday Night  -  From 6:30 - Until Sunset


King of The Mountain Bulldogs Car Show
Saturday August 20th
9AM to 1PM
Ramona High School
Great event that benefits Ramona Pop Warner


46th Annual Ramona Country Fair
Thursday August 25th - Sunday August 28th
Free admission - $5 Parking
Bring the family down for fun, rides, food, and LIVE entertainment
Wild West Show
Motorcycle Show
Fun Contests and Prizes

Ramona Rod Roundup Car Show

Sunday September 11th
Calvary Chapel Parking Lot
Free Admission / Fancy Classic Cars

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Deb listened to our interests and needs before making any recommendations. We lived in a remote area of Ramona and she did a lot of research of comparable prices in the area that even the appraiser had missed. We found Deb and her team to be helpful and always available. She was able to get us a fair price for our property in a reasonable period of time.   Thanks Deb!
~Carol Williams



Click on link above to read more testimonials from our "Raving Fans"!

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Meet some of our TRUSTED Friends!

 

For all of your Heating and Air Conditioning needs call our friend Gary Brufach!
Click the photo above to go right to Air Direct's Web Page  
760-788-9339

Give Greg a call at 760-788-2889 or click on his picture to go directly to his website!

 

Know someone interested in buying or selling a home?  Please let me know I would love to help them!

     

Aug. 1, 2016

24464 Del Amo Rd. | Ramona CA

 

 
Enjoy summer poolside!
24464 Del Amo Rd., Ramona,CA 92065
 

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Deb Espinoza

Realtor, Broker

01368091 (CalBRE)

Direct

619-913-7783

Office

(619) 378-0454

Fax

760-896-6905

 

Deb@StagePresenceHomes.com

http://www.stagepresencehomes.com

 

 

Stage Presence Homes

2260 Main Street

Ramona CA 92065

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  CASH TO CLOSE  HOUSING EXPENSE  INCOME TO QUALIFY
  Financing FHA REG VA CONV CONV CONV  
  Notes Fixed Rate Fixed Rate Fixed Rate Fixed Rate Fixed Rate  
  Sales Price $439,000 $439,000 $439,000 $439,000 $439,000  
  % Down 3.50% 0.00% 5.00% 10.00% 20.00%  
  First Loan $431,048 $448,438 $417,050 $395,100 $351,200  
    Term 30 Years 30 Years 30 Years 30 Years 30 Years  
    Rate 3.375% 3.375% 3.500% 3.500% 3.500%  
    APR 4.477% 3.611% 3.995% 3.854% 3.575%  
  Down Payment $15,365 $0 $21,950 $43,900 $87,800  
  Closing Costs $3,995 $3,977 $3,937 $3,915 $4,749  
  PrePaids/Impounds $5,131 $5,155 $5,133 $5,102 $5,039  
  Lender Credit -$1,077 -$560 -$0 -$0 -$0  
  Total $ Required $23,414 $8,572 $31,020 $52,917 $97,588  
  First Loan P & I $1,906 $1,983 $1,873 $1,774 $1,577  
  Taxes, Ins & MI $885 $585 $839 $750 $585  
  Home Owners Assoc. $98 $98 $98 $98 $98  
  Total Payment $2,889 $2,666 $2,809 $2,622 $2,260  
  Income Guide $6,200 $6,200 $6,310 $5,870 $5,030  
 

3 beds 2 baths 1,620 sqft
Nicely updated home with a sparkling pool! Large living room with brick fireplace, open floor plan, bedroom 3 currently an office (doors can be re-hung to close off from living area). Kitchen and baths updated with granite and custom tile work. Fenced and cross fenced for custom pool and spa with slide. Fire pit and plenty of room for entertaining.

 
 

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Sheri Arnold

Sr. Loan Officer

NMLS# 311417

Mobile

760-889-8791

Fax

855-551-2873

Office

858-451-0620 x 6114

 

sarnold@skylinehomeloans.com

http://SheriArnold.skylinehomeloans.com

 

Skyline Home Loans

16456 Bernardo Center Dr. Suite 100

San Diego CA 92128

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This is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon by you. Stage Presence Homes is not a mortgage lender. Contact Skyline Home Loans directly to learn more about its mortgage products and your eligibility for such products. Copyright © 2016 Skyline Financial Corp. dba Rancho Financial Mortgage Center Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System & Registry (NMLS) Company ID # 12072, California - Licensed by the Department of Business Oversight under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act File No: 413-0296. This financing is designed to assist you in selecting the loan program that most closely suits your budget. Financing is shown for comparison only. This is not an offer of credit or commitment to lend. Loans are subject to buyer/property qualification. Rates/fees are subject to change without notice. Cash reserves may be required for some conventional loans.

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Posted in Buying
July 28, 2016

This Weekend in Your Home Town!

Hi there Ramona friends!  Oh my gosh I am so excited about this weekend in Ramona.  It looks like it might be a hair cooler than last weekend, so fingers crossed we can all enjoy ourselves and enjoy a little time out in the sun!  This week we are bringing you not only a weekend of fun but I’m also going to include some fun things to do next week!  Perfect for the kids!! There really is something here for the whole family! Be sure that you read the entire post so that you don’t miss out on any of the fun things happening in our great town!!  Plus we joined up with some of our local wineries to bring you a fun little contest so READ THE ENTIRE POST!  J

 

As I always say, weekends start on Thursday in Ramona.  Head into town tonight and grab some yummy grub and grab a seat (or bring one) and watch the parade of cars “Cruise” through town!!! Cruise starts at 6:30 and typically runs until about 8pm.  Tonight is going to be another special cruise night.  Thursday nights and our “Cruise” really just give me this nostalgic feeling.  It is truly special and part of what makes me proud to live in this great town!  Here is a list of all the great specials going on tonight:

 

 

Pamo Valley Winery Tasting Room

Let’s be honest here… the tasting room is really the happening spot on Thursday nights!  If you really want to experience the cruise you need to stop by and see what it’s all about.  They have an AMAZING Summer White Sangria you NEED to try!!! $5 for a glass tonight!  Then you can grab a plate of street tacos from Pepe’s Produce, plates are $5.  Don’t miss out on the fun, I promise you’ll have a blast!

 

(Photo credit Shannon Robinson Photography)

Ramona Mainstage 

Ramona Mainstage is serving up $5 beers, hot dogs, and nachos for you tonight.  Stop by and grab a seat out front!

The Main Course

Every time I drive by The Main Course on Thursday nights I want to stop by for their BBQ.  I LOVE The Main Course!  The ambiance, the food, everything is so wonderful.  If you haven’t been there yet, why not try it out tonight!

 

Ramona Café

Every day is a good day to head to the Café.   Tonight you and your family can enjoy some good down home cooking and a glass of Turtle Rock Ridge Cruise Night Blue Sangria!  You get a refillable glass for $12 and refills for $8.  If you love Turtle Rock Ridge Wine and you love food, then you have hit the winning combo here! 

 

Be sure when you are down to walk next door to the London Bakery and grab a tasty treat for dessert!  I just read on their Facebook page that they have Banoffee pie which is a pie with bananas and toffee!  They are open until 8pm tonight!

 

Ramona Family Naturals

Do you love finger licking good food?  Well tonight is your night at Ramona Family Naturals.  They are serving up some tasty ribs as their special tonight! Stop by grab some ribs and grab a seat out front to watch the show!

 

Packards Coffee Shop

How hungry are you?? Tonight Packards will be serving up their famous Paninis. And some mixed berry cobbler for dessert!  Yummers!  Oh did I forget to mention that there is vanilla ice cream on top of that warm cobbler.  You know you want to go now!

Ramona Skatepark

The Ramona Skatepark Champions are really catering to you tonight.  Not only are they doling out Root Beer Floats (which you NEED in your life) but they are also going to be a Pokemon Go Pokestop tonight starting at 7pm!  So bring some cash, donate your dollars, get a root beer float, and get some Pokeballs while you’re at it!...because all the cool kids are doing it!

 

Help support one of our young Ramonian’s get to D.C.

Have you stopped and bought one of these cake pops yet?  These cake pops are HUGE!!!  Honestly, worth way more than .50!  She’ll be back out there tonight!!  You can help Kaitlyn Valencia earn money for her 8th grade trip to Washington D.C.  She and her mom will be set up in front of the Affordable Treasures/La Cocina Parking lot.  Please stop by and support this young lady by buying one of their homemade treats!!  Get there early because they have been selling out every week!  Let’s help make this trip happen for her!  Here is what they will have:

-chocolate cake pops $0.50

- vanilla cake pops $0.50

-coffee cake pops $0.50

PLEASE drop and extra dollar or two in this young lady’s jar! 

 

The Corn Lady

The Corn Lady will be out tonight with her amazing corn for all of her loyal followers.  She will be parked between Ramona Food and Clothes Closet and Main Street Rocha Church. Go get yourself some of the best corn you will EVER eat!  Do it!

 

 Resurrected Rustic

Open late tonight until 8pm, walk around a check out all of their great handmade items then step outside and get some grub carnival style from Carnival of Food, tonight they will be serving up BBQ’d hamburgers, hot dogs, brauts, and Mr. Scoops will be out with cool treats too! 

 

Ramona Town Radio

Ramona Town Radio will be broadcasting LIVE right outside the Chamber of Commerce building.  Have you downloaded their app yet on your phone?  Head to the app store and hit download and take Ramona Town Radio with you wherever you go!

 

Up The Hill Grill

Every Thursday Night you can enjoy Up the Hill Grills Yummy Cruise Night Special, Smoked Sausage Sandwich with grilled mushrooms, and cheese on a roll with fries. Let me also just add my additional 2 cents on their burgers…AMAZING!! Really go there for a burger tonight, you won’t be sad, you’ll be happy!   Plus, who wouldn’t want to watch the cars go by from their patio!  Lots of other great and tasty things on the menu as well!

 

San Diego Sunshine

San Diego Sunshine is open late tonight until 9pm.  Stop by their tasting room located at 432 Maple Street Ste. 6 after you’ve watched the cruise and stuffed yourself with amazing food and try one of their local specialty drinks.  You won’t know that you LOVE it until you try it!

 

Pizza Hut

Call in your order to Pizza Hut tonight and get a large 1 topping pizza for $7.99 from 6-9pm.  Go pick it up and grab your seats on the street and watch the cars go by while enjoying your pie!  Since I am a sucker for pizza, this is super easy and super tasty!!

 

Spots that are Open Late Till 8 (that I know of J)

Fashionably Late Boutique

Unicorn Books and Gifts

A Classic Tale (Open until 7pm)

Sunshine Spirits (Open until 9pm)

The Mason Jar –

 

If you aren’t going to Cruise night and are still looking for something to do…why not head to the Par Lounge and enjoy some made to order pasta and enjoy it paired with some Ramona Ranch Winery wine!  Ramona Ranch Winery will be on hand with four of their amazing wines.  Don’t cook tonight…eat out and enjoy the wine!

 

The rest of your weekend goes something like this….

 

Ramona Wineries

 

We have so many wonderful wineries here in town (as you’ll see below) Here are the wineries that are open on Friday to start your weekend off.  

 

Hatfield Creek

11am – 5pm

 

Pamo Valley Winery Tasting Room

2pm – 8pm

 

Turtle Rock Ridge Vineyard Winery

10am – 7pm

 

Altipiano Vineyard and Winery

12pm – 6pm

 

Ramona Ranch Winery

11pm – 6pm

 

La Finquita Winery

2pm – 7pm

 

 

This Saturday is the start of the Ramona Jr. Fair! The fair will run Saturday the 30th through Sunday the 7th. Here you will find our local kids who have worked hard for months raising their animals and bringing them to the fair for showmanship and some for market.  This entire week of events will be capped off by the livestock auction next Saturday.  And while I’m talking about the livestock auction, I did want to throw it out there that if you are interested in purchasing an animal whether it be beef, pork, vealer, lamb, or any other animal as a former 4H’er I can tell you that these kids really appreciate your support!  See the entire Jr. Fair calendar of events here.

 

Ramona Certified Farmers Market this Saturday morning from 9am to 1pm.  With vendors ranging from produce to plants there really is a little bit of everything at the Farmers Market.  Stop by the Kmart parking lot to check it out for yourself. 

 

The Men’s Auxiliary at Ramona’s VFW Post #3783 will be holding their 6th Annual Benefit Poker Run.  The fun starts at 8am with registration and breakfast and then the ride starts at 9:45. All vehicles are welcome, bike, rods, and wrecks lol!  This will be a fun and great even that will start and finish at our VFW Post.  There will be live music, raffles, and they have promised a Killer BBQ!

 

Did you do some produce shopping from our farmer stands last weekend? If not do it this weekend!  Our local farmers are truly such an asset to our town!  Plus, who doesn’t love homegrown, organic, fresh produce!   Why not spend some time and stop at all of them this weekend!  Here is what I want you to do… go to the farm stands take a selfie of you and the veggies and send it to me!  I want to see you out in the community!  (send photos to heather@stagepresencehomes.com)

 

Local Farm Stands open for business:

 

Grebar Farms

401 Pile Street

 

Page’s Organics

1914 Pamo Road

 

Kountry Made Farm

1121 11th Street

 

Harbour Farms

3326 Highway 67

 

Connelly Gardens

252 Steffy Road

 

Connelly Farms

456 Telford Lane

 

Capability Ranch Special Needs Activities Center will be hosting a fun event called Playing around with Picasso!  This will be a fun crafts event that runs from 2:30-4pm with a cost of $10 to cover materials.  If you would like to attend this fun event text 914-582-5901 so that they can have an accurate headcount!

Capability Ranch – 18030 Highland Valley Rd.

 

Saturday night is going to be hopping in Ramona!  With TWO great events around town planned, take your pick they will all be tons of fun!

 

Memories of Elvis to benefit Heart and Hooves Therapy

This AWESOME event begins at 8pm at Ramona Mainstage.  With tons a great Elvis music covering all three eras of his music. A great event for a great cause!! Is there anything better?!! General admission tickets are $30.  To purchase tickets, click here or visit www.ramonamainstage.com

 

Packards Outdoor Movie Night

Who doesn’t love watching movies outside while enjoying some yummy movie type food??  The fun starts at 8pm (although I would get there early to get a good spot!) The featured movie will be Robin Williams in Hook!!  There will be nachos, hotdogs, popcorn, and rootbeer floats available for purchase!  So much fun!!

 

Every weekend is another opportunity to WINEd down! Here are some cool things happening at some of our local wineries and tasting rooms and some contest information below:

 

 

 

Turtle Rock Ridge Vineyard Winery

Come celebrate Turtle Rock Ridge’s 4th Anniversary!  Turtle Rock is so happy to have been able to serve the community of Ramona and lots and lots of visitors from all over that on their 4th Anniversary they want to thank you with a great deal on a glass of wine!  Stop over and say hi and enjoy a $5 glass of wine!  I LOVE TRR!  Say hi to Barbara for me!  She’ll be there both Saturday and Sunday pouring your wine!

 

Salerno Winery

Wine, art and music, what more could you want?  This weekend sip, swirl and repeat while you enjoy live original music by Salvador Padilla and some beautiful sculptures by numerous Latin American artists.  Their new bar is up and just waiting for you!  There may even be a yummy food truck on site with some tasty eats for you to try!

 

La Finquita Winery & Vineyard

It’s your last weekend to shop for Christmas in July at La Finquita Winery!  Not that you can’t pick out gifts the rest of the year, but come on it just sounds like more fun when you are shopping for Christmas in July!!  The A/C will be on and you can even order one of their yummy wine slushies! Sounds like a great time to me!  Start your shopping early! 

 

Vineyard Grant James

Vineyard Grant James summer dinner series continues this weekend featuring Chef Colectivo Felix with a wine and food pairing dinner!!! $65 per person, you will want to reserve your spot for this tasty event!! Buy tickets at www.vineyardgrantjames.com

 

Barrel 1 Winery

 

Stop by Barrel 1 and enjoy their newly released 2015 Spanish Blush, it is a blush of Tempranillo.  Visit them this weekend and enjoy some of the best wine that Ramona has to offer!  The setting is lovely and relaxing and the perfect way to spend Saturday or Sunday!

Ok, ok here is what you have ALL been waiting for! Everyone loves a CONTEST!!! This one let's you get a discount on wine!  Even better right!!

  Ok so here’s the deets (details for you peeps not hip on my contest lingo) Take a look at the photo.   There are 6 wineries pictured.  If you can guess even one of them, you can take this photo (I’d do a screenshot on your phone, but that’s just me) and go to one of the wineries, show them the picture, and if they say you are right then you get $1 off your glass of wine!  So worth it right!!! This is*not valid with any other winery specials. Only valid on glasses.   

So let me give you an example (this is totally not an answer or a clue so don’t actually go to this one and try it and then get mad at me.  But do go there because the wine is AMAZING!!) You think that one of the photos resembles something you have seen at Barrel 1 winery, so you take a screen shot of the photo head over to Barrel 1 show Audrey the photo and ask if you are right…she says yes (if Barrel1 was on there) and you would get a $1 off a glass of wine.   See easy peasy and you get a $1 off a glass of wine!  #winning  So take a look and go explore some wineries and enjoy your weekend!!!

 don't forget **not valid with any other winery specials. Only valid on glasses!

Lastly starting this Sunday there will be a Support group for parents who have lost a child.  This group will be so beneficial to anyone who has ever lost a child.  Sometimes the only people who understand what you are going through are people who have been through it as well.  This new group will meet once a month. Meeting July 31st at 6:30pm. Please call Sheri for details. 760-443-6861.

There you have it! Lots of fun things to do in Ramona this weekend!  Also, don't forget to click that link above to check out all of the fun events happening ALL week at the Ramon Jr. Fair!!!  Your kids will have a blast!! Stay cool and stay safe!  Have a great weekend Ramona! 

 

 

Thanks Friends!

 

 

July 21, 2016

Your Guide to a Weekend in Ramona July 21st- 24th!

Hi Ramona Friends!

 

It is that time again, our weekend is drawing closer and as I like to say the weekend starts on Thursday.  First I want to say thank you to all of the people who came out last week to cruise night with their flags to back the blue!  The police chopper even cruised to show a sign of thanks to Ramona for their support.  It is the small things like this that truly make our community a special place.  I hope you feel that way too!

 

There are a lot of fun things going on around town this weekend, from cruisin’ to cowboys, and lots of tasty eats in between.  So let’s get down to business shall we?  We’ll start out with tonight’s cruise night specials and end with some awesome events happening around town this weekend…be sure you read until the end!!

 

Pamo Valley Winery Tasting Room

Stop by the tasting room for some of their famous Sangria.  $5 for a glass tonight!  Then you can grab a plate of street tacos from Pepe’s Produce, plates are $5.  Ladies, you can still get your hands on blingy t’s and tanks.  Stop by tonight and grab a couple to wear on Thursdays!

 

Ramona Mainstage

Ramona Mainstage is serving up $5 beers, hot dogs, and nachos for you tonight.  Stop by and grab a seat out front!

The Main Course

Stop by The Main Course tonight for a good meal with a side of classic cars!  The Main Course will be serving some special BBQ for tonight’s cruise.  Why not have a great dinner and sit outside and enjoy the show?!!

 

Ramona Café

Stop by the Café tonight and enjoy some good down home cooking and a glass of Cruise Night Blue Sangria!  You get a refillable glass for $12 and refills for $8.  If you love Turtle Rock Ridge Wine and you love food, then you have hit the winning combo here!  Be sure when you are down to walk next door to the London Bakery and grab a tasty treat for dessert!  While you are there fill out an entry slip to “Name the Knight”.  They will be selecting the winner and announcing at their grand opening, the winner will get a gift certificate to the bakery!

 

Ramona Family Naturals

Have you stopped by Ramona Family Naturals for a cruise night meal yet?  Well tonight is one not to be missed!  They are cooking up some yummy chicken enchiladas with a Mexican Caesar salad and jicama.  This really is a fab place to eat and watch the show!

 

 

Packards Coffee Shop

How hungry are you?? Tonight Packards will be serving up their famous Paninis.

 

Did I mention the Italian Dessert??? YES PLEASE!!!!!

 

Ramona Skatepark

 

The Ramona Skatepark Champions are really catering to you tonight.  Not only are they doling out Root Beer Floats (which you NEED in your life) but they are also going to be a Pokemon Go Pokestop tonight starting at 7pm!  So bring some cash, donate your dollars, get a root beer float, and get some Pokeballs while you’re at it!...because all the cool kids are doing it! 

The Corn Lady

The Corn Lady will be out tonight with her amazing corn for all of her loyal followers.  She will be parked between Ramona Food and Clothes Closet and Main Street Rocha Church. Go get yourself some of the best corn you will EVER eat!  Do it!

 

 Resurrected Rustic

Open late tonight until 8pm, walk around a check out all of their great handmade items then step outside and get some grub carnival style from Carnival of Food, tonight they will be serving up BBQ’d hamburgers, hot dogs, brauts, and Mr. Scoops will be out with cool treats too! 

 

Ramona Town Radio

Ramona Town Radio will be broadcasting LIVE right outside the Chamber of Commerce building.  Have you downloaded their app yet on your phone?  Head to the app store and hit download and take Ramona Town Radio with you wherever you go!

 

Up The Hill Grill

Every Thursday Night you can enjoy Up the Hill Grills Yummy Cruise Night Special, Smoked Sausage Sandwich with grilled mushrooms, and cheese on a roll with fries. Let me also just add my additional 2 cents on their burgers…AMAZING!! Really go there for a burger tonight, you won’t be sad, you’ll be happy!   Plus, who wouldn’t want to watch the cars go by from their patio!  Lots of other great and tasty things on the menu as well!

 

San Diego Sunshine

San Diego Sunshine is open late tonight until 9pm.  Stop by their tasting room located at 432 Maple Street Ste. 6 after you’ve watched the cruise and stuffed yourself with amazing food and try one of their local specialty drinks.  You won’t know that you LOVE it until you try it!

 

Pizza Hut

Call in your order to Pizza Hut tonight and get a large 1 topping pizza for $7.99 from 6-9pm.  Go pick it up and grab your seats on the street and watch the cars go by while enjoying your pie!  Since I am a sucker for pizza, this is super easy and super tasty!!

 

Spots that are Open Late Till 8 (that I know of J)

Fashionably Late Boutique

Unicorn Books and Gifts

A Classic Tale (Open until 7pm)

Sunshine Spirits (Open until 9pm)

The Mason Jar –

 

The rest of your weekend goes something like this….

 

We have so many wonderful wineries here in town (as you’ll see below) Here are the wineries that are open on Friday to start your weekend off. (and for your convenience click on the name of the winery and it will take you right to their Facebook page so that you can be a pal and “Like” their page)!

 

Hatfield Creek

11am – 5pm

 

Pamo Valley Winery Tasting Room

2pm – 8pm

 

Turtle Rock Ridge Vineyard Winery

10am – 7pm

 

Altipiano Vineyard and Winery

12pm – 6pm

 

Ramona Ranch Winery

11pm – 6pm

La Finquita Winery

2pm – 7pm

 

This Saturday is National Day of the Cowboy at Mountain Valley Ranch.  There will be live re-enactments and tons of cowboy gear along with some down home cowboy music.  This event is always a fun time!  Food, music, cowboys and gun fights.  Does it get any better than that? Admission is free.  What a great event for the entire family!  Stop by from 12pm to 5pm for some fun!

 

Ramona Certified Farmers Market this Saturday morning from 9am to 1pm.  With vendors ranging from produce to plants there really is a little bit of everything at the Farmers Market.  Stop by the Kmart parking lot to check it out for yourself.  Are you a vendor who makes something AWESOME or do you have something AMAZING to sell?  Why not try out the Farmer’s Market?  I would to see our Farmer’s Market become a huge event that draws a ton of people.   Give it a try!!!  Visit www.ramonafarmersmarket.ning.com to get more information about how to become a vendor at the Market!!

 

Did you do some produce shopping from our farmer stands last weekend? If not do it this weekend!  Our local farmers are truly such an asset to our town!  Plus who doesn’t love homegrown, organic, fresh produce!   Why not spend some time and stop at all of them this weekend!  Here is what I want you to do… go to the farm stands take a selfie of you and the veggies and send it to me!  I want to see you out in the community!  (send photos to heather@stagepresencehomes.com)

 

Local Farm Stands open for business:

 

Grebar Farms

401 Pile Street

 

Page’s Organics

1914 Pamo Road

 

Kountry Made Farm

1121 11th Street

 

Harbour Farms

3326 Highway 67

 

Connelly Gardens

252 Steffy Road

 

Connelly Farms

456 Telford Lane

 

Looking for some Saturday afternoon fun? Swing by ChuckAlek Brewery for their Dog Day of Summer event starting at 3pm!  They will be having their July Beer release – Sour Blonde with Watermelon (sounds amazing) and Bohemian Summer (a Czech Pilsner)  At 5pm there will be BBQ and music by the Sunnyside Strings.  They have some fun games planned too making this an event that is family friendly!    

 

 

 

Every weekend is another opportunity to WINEd down! Here are some cool things happening at some of our local wineries and tasting rooms:

 

 

(photo credit: sandiego.org)

 

 

 

Turtle Rock Ridge Vineyard Winery

Every day is a special day at TRR stop by this weekend and say hi to my good friend Barbara Blankenbaker this Saturday.  Grab a glass of Hello Sexy and relax!

 

Salerno Winery

Wine, art and music, what more could you want?  This weekend enjoy live original music by Salvador Padilla and some beautiful sculptures by numerous Latin American artists.  Their new bar is up and just waiting for you!

 

La Finquita Winery & Vineyard

Why not stop by La Finquita Winery this weekend?  The A/C will be on and you can even order one of their yummy wine slushies! Sounds like a great time to me, plus it is Christmas in July at the winery this weekend.  Start your shopping early!  Santa was spotted there last weekend in his Bermuda shorts doing some early shopping!

 

Vineyard Grant James

Vineyard Grant James summer dinner series continues this weekend featuring Chef Erin Sealy with a wine and food pairing dinner!!! $65 per person, you will want to reserve your spot for this tasty event!! Buy tickets at www.vineyardgrantjames.com

 

Barrel 1 Winery

Stop by Barrel 1 and enjoy their newly released 2015 Spanish Blush, it is a blush of Tempranillo.  This is truly one of my favorite wineries and is always a treat to visit!

 

Schwaesdall Winery

Visit Schwaesdall this Sunday from 1pm to 4pm for some wine and the blues.  These are always nice relaxing and fun gatherings!  They have pizza for sale so you can eat while enjoying some original blues tunes!  Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy your Sunday!

 

 

Sunday Ramona Family Naturals will be hosting a Snack and Paint event from 11am to 12pm.  Envision Color will be on hand giving a guided lesson to your littles as they snack on an almond butter and jelly smoothie (Yum).  Cost for this event is $10 and includes all the materials for the art project and smoothie!  Reserve your spot today by calling 949-784-9312.

 

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Next Saturday Heart and Hooves Therapy will be hosting an AMAZING event at Ramona Mainstage, Memories of Elvis will be an awesome show for the entire family benefitting Heart and Hooves.  Bring the family out and listen to some fabulous Elvis impersonators in concert.  There are still tickets available for this great event.  To purchase tickets, visit:  www.ramonamainstage.com

 

There you have it! Four days full of fun this weekend!  Stay cool and stay safe!  Have a great weekend Ramona! 

 

 

 

Thanks Friends!

July 14, 2016

Our Weekend In Ramona

 Hi Ramona Friends!

 

Thursdays are a funny day for me.  I gather the weekend happenings throughout the week in preparation for putting it all together and writing it on Thursday.  Sometimes the hardest part is figuring out the intro to the weekend.  Ramona is a special place, I truly believe that and I want to convey just the right message so other people can feel that too!  This week we are starting our weekend off with our cruise night as we always do, but this week I feel like our cruise has a little more meaning.  Tonight’s cruise is dedicated to our law enforcement men and women.  Tonight we honor them and show them we appreciate them!  I’m hoping that tonight is our biggest and best cruise ever.  If you are planning on going grab or bring a small flag to wave as the cars drive by.  Let’s show people what Ramona is really about!  Ramona stands behind the thin blue line!  We are a community that cares!  That is how we want to be known!

Here are the specials going on through town for tonight's cruise:

Pamo Valley Winery Tasting Room

Stop by the tasting room for some of their famous Sangria.  $5 for a glass tonight!  Then you can grab a plate of street tacos from Pepe’s Produce, plates are $5.  Ladies, you can still get your hands on blingy t’s and tanks.  Stop by tonight and grab a couple to wear on Thursdays!

 

Ramona Mainstage

Ramona Mainstage is serving up $5 beers, hot dogs, and nachos for you tonight.  Stop by and grab a seat out front!

The Main Course

Stop by The Main Course tonight for a good meal with a side of classic cars!  The Main Course will be serving some special BBQ for tonight’s cruise.  Why not have a great dinner and sit outside and enjoy the show?!!

 

Ramona Café

Tonight and every Thursday Cruise Night, Ramona Café and Turtle Rock Ridge Winery are pairing up to treat you to something special!  Grab dinner and a glass of Cruise Night Blue Sangria!  You get a refillable glass for $12 and refills for $8.  If you love Turtle Rock Ridge Wine and you love food, then you have hit the winning combo here!

 

Ramona Family Naturals

Have you stopped by Ramona Family Naturals for a cruise night meal yet?  Well tonight is one not to be missed!  They are cooking Tri Tip Chimichurri with roasted vegetables.  I do love me some Tri Tip!  I know what I’ll be eating!  Plus grab a seat out front to watch the show!

 

 

Packards Coffee Shop

How hungry are you?? Tonight Packards will be serving up some yummy pulled Smoked beef ribs, cheesy creole tater tots, and homemade macaroni salad.  Delish!

 

Ramona Skatepark

The Ramona Skatepark Champions are really catering to you tonight.  Not only are they doling out Root Beer Floats (which you NEED in your life) but they are also going to be a Pokemon Go Pokestop tonight starting at 7pm!  So bring some cash, donate your dollars, get a root beer float, and get some Pokeballs while you’re at it!...because all the cool kids are doing it!

 

Help support one of our young Ramonian’s get to D.C.

She’ll be back out there tonight!!  You can help Kaitlyn Valencia earn money for her 8th grade trip to Washington D.C.  She and her mom will be set up in front of the Affordable Treasures/La Cocina Parking lot.  Please stop by and support this young lady by buying one of their homemade treats!!  Get there early because they have been selling out every week!  Let’s help make this trip happen for her!  Here is what they will have:

-chocolate cake pops $0.50

- birthday cake cake pops $0.50

-coconut cake pops $0.50

 

The Corn Lady

The Corn Lady will be out tonight with her amazing corn for all of her loyal followers.  She will be parked between Ramona Food and Clothes Closet and Main Street Rocha Church. Go get yourself some of the best corn you will EVER eat!  Do it!

 

 Resurrected Rustic

Open late tonight until 8pm, walk around a check out all of their great handmade items then step outside and get some grub carnival style from Carnival of Food, tonight they will be serving up BBQ’d hamburgers, hot dogs, brauts, and Mr. Scoops will be out with cool treats too! 

 

Ramona Town Radio

Ramona Town Radio will be broadcasting LIVE right outside the Chamber of Commerce building.  Have you downloaded their app yet on your phone?  Head to the app store and hit download and take Ramona Town Radio with you wherever you go!

 

Up The Hill Grill

Every Thursday Night you can enjoy Up the Hill Grills Yummy Cruise Night Special, Smoked Sausage Sandwich with grilled mushrooms, and cheese on a roll with fries.  Plus, who wouldn’t want to watch the cars go by from their patio!  Lots of other great and tasty things on the menu as well!

 

San Diego Sunshine

San Diego Sunshine is open late tonight until 9pm.  Stop by their tasting room located at 432 Maple Street Ste. 6 after you’ve watched the cruise and stuffed yourself with amazing food and try one of their local specialty drinks.  You won’t know that you LOVE it until you try it!

 

Pizza Hut

Call in your order to Pizza Hut tonight and get a large 1 topping pizza for $7.99 from 6-9pm.  Go pick it up and grab your seats on the street and watch the cars go by while enjoying your pie!  Since I am a sucker for pizza, this is super easy and super tasty!!

 

Spots that are Open Late Till 8 (that I know of J)

Fashionably Late Boutique

Unicorn Books and Gifts

A Classic Tale (Open until 7pm)

Sunshine Spirits (Open until 9pm)

The Mason Jar – Get 20% off the entire store tonight!!!!

 

The rest of your weekend goes something like this….

 

Friday July 15th – 17th head out to Oasis Camel Dairy for their Watermelon Days!  Each day from 12:30-6:00pm enjoy some BBQ and treats while you feed the camels watermelon!  Have you been to this event before?  How much fun does this sound? You can ride a camel, watch a magic show, and so much more!!  This is truly fun for the entire family!!  General admission for this event is $15 and only $10 for children 4-14, children 3 and under are FREE!

 

Ramona Certified Farmers Market this Saturday morning from 9am to 1pm.  With vendors ranging from produce to plants there really is a little bit of everything at the Farmers Market.  Stop by the Kmart parking lot to check it out for yourself.  Are you a vendor who makes something AWESOME or do you have something AMAZING to sell?  Why not try out the Farmer’s Market?  I would to see our Farmer’s Market grow!!!  Give it a try!!!  Visit www.ramonafarmersmarket.ning.com to get more information about how to become a vendor at the Market!!

 

Are you an amateur gardener with a plethora of extra veggies?  Well this weekend you are in luck!  Ramona Family Naturals is hosting their Garden Swap!  From 9am to 10am you can bring your fruits, veggies, and or homemade goods to swap! 

 

Now is the time to hit up your local farm stands for some seriously good fresh produce and if you stop at Kountry Made Farm you can get ice cream, cheese, jams, jellies, and organic eggs!  Why not spend some time and stop at all of them this weekend!  I’ll give you a gold star if you hit them all!

 

Local Farm Stands open for business:

 

Grebar Farms

401 Pile Street

 

Page’s Organics

1914 Pamo Road

 

Kountry Made Farm

1121 11th Street

 

Harbour Farms

3326 Highway 67

 

Connelly Gardens

252 Steffy Road

 

Connelly Farms

456 Telford Lane

 

 

 

 

Looking to WINEd down this weekend?  Here are some cool things happening at some of our local wineries and tasting rooms:

(photo credit: sandiego.org)

 

 

Pamo Valley Winery and Tasting Room

Friday enjoy a glass of your favorite Pamo Valley Winery wine and also a complimentary cheese tasting from Cheeses from the Cave from 4:30-6pm

 

Turtle Rock Ridge Vineyard Winery

Friday night is Lasagna night at Turtle Rock.  Enjoy a slice of Lasagna, salad, garlic bread and your choice of a glass off TRR wine.  Call ahead for a reservation. 760-789-5555

 

Salerno Winery

Wine, art and music, what more could you want?  This weekend enjoy live original music by Salvador Padilla and some beautiful sculptures by numerous Latin American artists.  Their new bar is up and just waiting for you!

 

La Finquita Winery & Vineyard

Why not stop by La Finquita Winery this weekend?  The A/C will be on and you can even order one of their yummy wine slushies! Sounds like a great time to me, plus it is Christmas in July at the winery this weekend.  Start your shopping early!  Hmmm, I wonder if Santa will be there in a Tommy Bahama shirt and Bermuda shorts!??!!!

 

Vineyard Grant James

Vineyard Grant James summer dinner series starts this Saturday!  Chef Ginger Niles will be preparing a 5 course wine and food pairing dinner!!! $65 per person, you will want to reserve your spot for this tasty event!! Buy tickets at www.vineyardgrantjames.com

Ramona Ranch Winery

Stop by Ramona Ranch Winery this Saturday to enjoy a complimentary cheese sampling from Cheeses from the Cave.  Then prepare your taste buds for another great sampling from San Diego Olive Oil as they tempt you with some strawberry salad tasting cups featuring their AMAZING blackberry balsamic vinegar!  They will also have their other flavored oils and vinegars with bread for dipping to sample.  On top of all these tasty samples you can enjoy some lovely wine and a great atmosphere!  This one is a must!

 

Barrel 1 Winery

Why not stop over at one of the most beautiful wineries in Ramona this weekend?  They just released their 2015 Spanish Blush, it is a blush of Tempranillo.  It is a must try!! Their Muscat is also a popular wine to try.  Head over there this weekend and tell them I sent you!

 

Are you looking for Waldo?  Check out the information below and start playing this weekend!! So much fun!!!

 

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3 Places to Check out This Weekend!!!

 

The London Bakery

Ummm have you been to The London Bakery yet???  Holy cow if not you are missing out!!  I stopped over to get a treat and had an AMAZING peanut butter cup cupcake, so yummy.  But the pieced résistance is the Queen Victoria Sponge Cake, there are not words for this experience!!! Get there early to snag a piece of this because they sell out!  Their scones are pretty amazing too!  Don’t miss out on this new little gem right next to Ramona Café!

 

Mama Rosa

Have you been to Mama Rosa’s lately?  Honestly, this is my FAVORITE pizza in town.  Mama Rosa opened up in 1979 and has been family owned and operated since day 1.  Honestly everything on the menu is amazing and if you have the time to eat there you will not be disappointed in the food or the service!  Put Mama Rosa on your list this weekend!  Say hi to Elizabeth for me!

 

A Classic Tale

I LOVE A Classic Tale Bookshop!!!  Truly it is one of my favorite places!  I feel like I have been magically placed in The Shop Around the Corner from the movie You’ve Got Mail every time I walk in.  The best part is that Julie has such cool stuff in there right now.  Classic toys and AMAZING books! Plus, this is great place to start if you want to participate in the Find Waldo contest!

 

 

 I also wanted to let you know that you can vote for "The Best of Ramona" now by clicking here.  Vote for your favorite businesses and restaurants.!

Also, don’t forget that this coming Tuesday July 19th is the SoCal Food and Wine Festival at 6pm at the Ramona Mainstage 620 Main Street.  To purchase your tickets for this great event you can go to www.ramonamainstage.com

 

 

There you have it! Four days full of fun and three places to try out this weekend and something fun to do on Tuesday!  Stay cool and stay safe!  Have a great weekend Ramona! 

Thanks Friends!

July 8, 2016

Your Guide to a Weekend in Ramona July8th - July 10th!

Well it's the weekend again friends!  I must say that this week FLEW by!  I hope that you had the best 4th of July celebrating America!  It was so amazing to drive through town and see all of the flags flying.  It truly is one of my favorite things.  I remember reading in the paper years ago that Ramona wanted to be the most Patriotic town in the US, and they encouraged all of the businesses to put out flags.  I LOVE that idea.  I would love to to see our flag flown all over town all the time!

There are some great events happening this weekend around town that you should definitely try out.  I really suggest you check out the Ramona Jr. Fair BBQ and Pie Auction.  This is always a fun event, and come on... PIE!  You can read more about that and everything else happening this weekend below.

Tonight you will want to check out Pamo Valley and Schwaesdall wineries for sure!  Then tomorrow head over to the Ramona Certified Farmers Market this Saturday morning from 9am to 1pm.  With vendors ranging from produce to plants there really is a little bit of everything at the Farmers Market.  Stop by the Kmart parking lot to check it out for yourself.

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Local Farm Stands open for business:

 

Grebar Farms

401 Pile Street

 

Page’s Organics

1914 Pamo Road

 

Kountry Made Farm

1121 11th Street

 

Harbour Farms

3326 Highway 67

 

Connelly Gardens

252 Steffy Road

 

Connelly Farms

456 Telford Lane

 

Ramona Jr. Fair is holding their Annual BBQ and Pie Auction this Saturday.  The event starts off with a very cool truck and tractor show that runs from 3pm to 7pm. Then a deep pit BBQ from 4-6pm tickets for this are $7 for adults and $5 for kids (You really can’t beat that for some homemade BBQ)!  Finally, the fun part of the evening and the pie auction.  This starts at 6pm and gets very exciting!  There are pies and cakes and other treats.  This is a great event for the entire family and will be so much fun!

 

 

Like I said....PIE!!!

Looking to WINEd down this weekend?  Here are some cool things happening at some of our local wineries and tasting rooms:

(photo credit: sandiego.org)

 

 

July 9th and 10th drink wine for a good cause!  Turtle Rock Ridge, Pamo Valley, and Ramona Ranch Wineries are participating in the 2nd Annual Kevin Montgomery Birse Memorial Wine Trail.  This is a fundraiser for the Crimson Center Speech, Language Pathology and Autism Center.  You can get a wrist band for $10 and enjoy 3 tastings for free at these wineries.

 

Pamo Valley Winery and Tasting Room

Friday enjoy a glass of your favorite Pamo Valley Winery wine and also a complimentary cheese tasting from Cheeses from the Cave from 4:30-6pm

 

Sunday have fun doing a wine and paint with Linda Kelly!  Starting at 11am you can sit down for a wine and art class with local artist Linda Kelly.  The cost is $45 per person and includes a glass of wine or sangria and the materials to paint.  Light refreshments will be served.  Call Jennifer Lane to reserve your spot today! 760-271-3090

 

Turtle Rock Ridge Vineyard Winery

Stop by Turtle Rock Ridge this weekend if for no other reason than to just enjoy the beautiful scenery, but while you are enjoying that scenery grab a glass of their famous blue sangria you will thank me later!

 

Salerno Winery

Wine, art and music, what more could you want?  This weekend enjoy live original music by Salvador Padilla and some beautiful sculptures by numerous Latin American artists.

 

La Finquita Winery & Vineyard

Why not stop by La Finquita Winery this weekend?  The A/C will be on and you can even order one of their yummy wine slushies! Sounds like a great time to me!

 

Schwaesdall Winery

Friday July 9th stop by and celebrate Schwaesdall Winery’s 20th Anniversary!  This will be a night you won’t forget so be sure to stop by and celebrate with them!

 

Vineyard Grant James

Sunday Paint your pet and wine tasting with Casey Buonaugurio!  This class will be held from 12 -3pm.  Cost to attend is $40 and includes all materials and a glass of wine or tasting.  For more information, call Casey Buonaugurio at 760-315-1144.

 

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3 Places to Check out This Weekend!!!

 

The Main Course Restaurant

This weekend treat yourself to an AMAZING breakfast at someplace I’m guessing you haven’t tried yet.  The Main Course serves breakfast Friday through Sunday mornings and it is not to be missed.  Their breakfast menu has some really great items that you should try!  From crepes to malted pancakes, omelets to benedicts.  I say try them out this weekend!

 

Ramona Ranch Winery

All I have to say is, Iced Watermelon Sangria.  How amazing does that sound?!! You need to stop by Ramona Ranch Winery this weekend and try it.  Ramona Ranch Winery just receive 5 medals at the recent RVVA competition.  It really doesn’t get any better than enjoying a glass of wine, taking in the scenery, and being in the company of amazing people! 

  

2 Create Gallery

Did you know that Ramona has a very cool new art gallery? 2Create Gallery is a beautiful new place where “Art is Everything” and you can feel the love for it when you walk in the door.  There is beautiful artwork from paintings to furniture.  When they say art is everything they truly mean it!  This idyllic gallery features local San Diego artists.  It is truly a place you NEED to see.  Why not see it this weekend!  They are open Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6pm at 438 Main St.

 

There you have it! Three days full of fun and three places to try out this weekend!  Stay cool and stay safe!  Have a great weekend Ramona! 

 

Thanks Friends!

 

 

June 30, 2016

4th of July Weekend in Ramona!!!

Hi there Ramona friends!  Oh my gosh I am so excited about this weekend in Ramona.  I’m excited for a three-day weekend, fireworks, BBQ’s, time by the pool. Everything!!! Are you excited for the 4th of July!  It looks like it might be a hair cooler than last weekend, so fingers crossed we can all enjoy ourselves and enjoy a little time out in the sun!  This week we are bringing you 5 days’ worth of fun things to do in Ramona.  Something here for the whole family! Be sure that you read the entire post so that you don’t miss out on any of the fun things happening in our great town!!

 

As I always say, weekends start on Thursday in Ramona.  Head into town tonight and grab some yummy grub and grab a seat (or bring one) and watch the parade of cars “Cruise” through town!!! Cruise starts at 6:30 and typically runs until about 8pm.  Tonight is going to be another special cruise night.  Look for the flags flying high in honor of the 4th of July.  Not only will the bikes and some of the cruisers be flying their flags, but the Rotary has put out the flags through town.  Be prepared to have a wave of Patriotism wash over you!  This is what makes me proud to live in this great town.  And proud to be an American!  Here is a list of all the great specials going on tonight:

 

 

Pamo Valley Winery Tasting Room

Stop by the tasting room for some of their famous Sangria.  $5 for a glass tonight!  Then you can grab a plate of street tacos from Pepe’s Produce, plates are $5.  Ladies, you can still get your hands on blingy t’s and tanks.  Stop by tonight and grab a couple to wear on Thursdays!

 

Ramona Mainstage

Ramona Mainstage is serving up $5 beers, hot dogs, and nachos for you tonight.  Stop by and grab a seat out front!

The Main Course

Stop by The Main Course tonight for a good meal with a side of classic cars!  The Main Course will be serving some special BBQ for tonight’s cruise.  Why not have a great dinner and sit outside and enjoy the show?!!

 

Ramona Café

Tonight and every Thursday Cruise Night, Ramona Café and Turtle Rock Ridge Winery are pairing up to treat you to something special!  Grab dinner and a glass of Cruise Night Blue Sangria!  You get a refillable glass for $12 and refills for $8.  If you love Turtle Rock Ridge Wine and you love food, then you have hit the winning combo here!

 

Ramona Family Naturals

Tonight Ramona Family Naturals will be serving up some tasty lemon roasted chicken with cumin lime coleslaw and cut up watermelon for $8.99.  Doesn’t this look so good!!!! I would still grab a frozen banana on my way out though!!

 

Packards Coffee Shop

 

How hungry are you?? Tonight Packards will be serving up some yummy pulled pork sandwiches, cheesy creole tater tots, and homemade potato salad.  Delish!

 

Ramona Skatepark

I have to say something about Ramona Skatepark, the group of volunteers who have made it their goal to get this skatepark built for our local kids.  This team is out at many events raising the money that is needed to get this project started. However, we cannot see this dream turn into a reality without the support of the ENTIRE community.  Please take some time out of your night to stop by and say hi to Tracy from Ramona Skatepark and grab yourself a tasty root beer float.  All proceeds go to building Ramona’s Skatepark.  ***I would like to issue a challenge to my Ramona peeps…stop by and drop a $5 bill in the bucket, if each person that is out at cruise night tonight stops by and gives $5, we would really make a huge impact on our goal. *** Please stop over and grab a root beer float and support the kids of Ramona!

 

Help support one of our young Ramonian’s get to D.C.

Tonight you can help Kaitlyn Valencia earn money for her 8th grade trip to Washington D.C.  She and her mom will be set up in front of the Affordable Treasures/La Cocina Parking lot.  Please stop by and support this young lady by buying one of their homemade treats!!  If you could also do me a favor and give her a little extra donation I think that would be just awesome!  Let’s help make this trip happen for her!  Here is what they will have:

-chocolate cake pops $0.50

- blue velvet cake pops $0.50

-birthday cake cake pops $0.50

 

The Corn Lady

The Corn Lady will be out tonight with her amazing corn for all of her loyal followers.  She will be parked between Ramona Food and Clothes Closet and Main Street Rocha Church. Go get yourself some of the best corn you will EVER eat!  Do it!

 

 Resurrected Rustic

Open late tonight until 8pm, walk around a check out all of their great handmade items then step outside and get some grub carnival style from Carnival of Food, tonight they will be serving up BBQ’d hamburgers, hot dogs, brauts, and Mr. Scoops will be out with cool treats too!  Dusty and The Love Notes with Indian Joe will be playing live outside on the Resurrected Rustic stage.  You don’t want to miss them they are great!

 

Ramona Town Radio

Ramona Town Radio will be broadcasting LIVE right outside the Chamber of Commerce building.  Have you downloaded their app yet on your phone?  Head to the app store and hit download and take Ramona Town Radio with you wherever you go!

 

Up The Hill Grill

Every Thursday Night you can enjoy Up the Hill Grills Yummy Cruise Night Special, Smoked Sausage Sandwich with grilled mushrooms, and cheese on a roll with fries.  Plus, who wouldn’t want to watch the cars go by from their patio!  Lots of other great and tasty things on the menu as well!

 

San Diego Sunshine

San Diego Sunshine is open late tonight until 9pm.  Stop by their tasting room located at 432 Maple Street Ste. 6 after you’ve watched the cruise and stuffed yourself with amazing food and try one of their local specialty drinks.  You won’t know that you LOVE it until you try it!

 

Pizza Hut

Call in your order to Pizza Hut tonight and get a large 1 topping pizza for $7.99 from 6-9pm.  Go pick it up and grab your seats on the street and watch the cars go by while enjoying your pie!  Since I am a sucker for pizza, this is super easy and super tasty!!

 

Spots that are Open Late Till 8 (that I know of J)

Fashionably Late Boutique

Unicorn Books and Gifts

A Classic Tale (Open until 7pm)

Sunshine Spirits (Open until 9pm)

The Mason Jar – Get 20% off the entire store tonight!!!!

 

Head over to the Ramona Certified Farmers Market this Saturday morning from 9am to 1pm.  With vendors ranging from produce to plants there really is a little bit of everything at the Farmers Market.  Stop by the Kmart parking lot to check it out for yourself.

 

Local Farm Stands open for business:

 

Grebar Farms

Page’s Organics

Kountry Made Farm

Harbour Farms

Connelly Gardens

Connelly Farms

 

Looking to WINEd down this weekend?  Here are some cool things happening at some of our local wineries and tasting rooms:

(photo credit: sandiego.org)

 

Pamo Valley Winery and Tasting Room

Friday enjoy a glass of your favorite Pamo Valley Winery wine and also a complimentary cheese tasting from Cheeses from the Cave from 4:30-6pm

 

Turtle Rock Ridge Vineyard Winery

Saturday July 2nd from 1pm to 3pm - Painting and Wine with Casey Buonaugurio.  Enjoy a glass of wine while painting.  Admission for the class is $40 at the door.  This includes all materials for the class and a glass of wine or a wine tasting.  For more information, contact Casey Buonaugurio at 760-315-1144

 

Salerno Winery

Wine, art and music, what more could you want?  This weekend enjoy live original music by Salvador Padilla and some beautiful sculptures by numerous Latin American artists.

 

La Finquita Winery & Vineyard

Why not stop by La Finquita Winery this weekend?  The A/C will be on and you can even order one of their yummy wine slushies! Sounds like a great time to me!

 

Principe Di Tricase Winery

Sunday, It’s Cheese Day at Principe Di Tricase Winery Stop by for a wine and cheese pairing from Cheeses from the Cave from 2pm to 6pm.

 

 

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3 Places to Check out This Weekend!!!

 

Barrel 1 Winery

Here is what I’m loving about Barrel 1 Winery… Aside from it’s beautiful location and surroundings I absolutely ADORE Audrey, she is so sweet and truly has a passion for what she does.  Plus, you can’t beat sitting out on the patio and enjoying a nice glass of wine.  Stop by this weekend, they are open Saturday and Sunday from

 

Ramona Family Naturals

Let’s be honest, I cannot say enough great things about Ramona Family Naturals. #1 I LOVE a family run business, #2 they are committed to making people healthier.  As soon as you walk into the store you can tell that this is truly a labor of love.  Their produce is fresh and AMAZING and they whip up some pretty tasty food as well.  If you have never been into Ramona Family Naturals stop by this weekend, you will be glad you did.

 

Grebar Farms

Oh how I LOVE Grebar Farms!!! Greg and Barb Harper have truly created such a great farm stand!  You will typically find both of them and one or both of their daughters working the stand that is chalk full of AMAZING produce!  This is truly one of my favorite farm stands in town. Located at 401 Pile Street, they are open Wednesday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm.  You have to try their Necta-Plums, they are a nectarine-plum cross and so yummy!

 

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Got no plans for the 4th of July??? Well Ramona has plans for you!! Ramona Rotary Community Fireworks and Family Picnic.  Head over to Olive Peirce Middle School for all of the fun! Bring your chairs, a blanket and a cooler filled with yummies and enjoy some amazing fun family time!  Plus you get to end the night with fireworks!  Event lasts from 5:30 to 10pm .  Another option for the 4th is the annual Picnic in the park at the VFW, this is alway a fun time!

There you have it!  Five days full of fun and three places to try out this weekend!  Stay cool and stay safe!  Have a great weekend!

 

Thanks Friends!